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2019-2020 Van Loan Catalog 
2019-2020 Van Loan Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MGMT 505 - Engineering Management

Engineering management is the discipline that combines leadership, the problem solving know-how of engineering and the technical skills of organizational management to build teams and realize the full life-cycle of complex products or solutions. This course will assume some technical background and focus on what makes some teams better than others and how managers improve their performance to form and cultivate productive teams by looking at the sociological aspects of technical management and the challenges and techniques of improving overall productivity. We will survey leadership and management tactics and skills through lecture, in-class exercises, readings and papers. Will discuss, but not focus on deep metrics or techniques for team or project management, and rather look at what sociological skills and environmental and organizational issues make for top performance, and which impair creativity, performance and success.

Credits: 3